Mark Zuckerberg’s grand plans for building a metaverse is hit it several backlashes from the critics, with the latest one coming from Tony Fadell – the creator of the iPod.
Fadell expressed his concern about the metaverse Mark is building, which may have severe implications on social connections. This is in line with the many psychologists who warned that too much involvement in virtual worlds could have a serious impact on real-life later.
Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Can Be Toxic World
Mark Zuckerberg notes his as a mix of gaming, social media, augmented reality, and cryptocurrency for a better interactive experience. While he sees metaverse as the next level of social media, several critics are hitting these ideas with scientific warnings.
The latest one to drop a bomb is Tony Fadell, the creator of the Apple iPod and also the lead developer of the first three generations of the iPhone.
He said that Zuckerberg’s metaverse might encourage trolling and damage human interaction. Warning of serious implications in users’ social life, Fadell said the metaverse will remove the ability “to look into the other person’s face.”
“If you put technology between that human connection, that’s when the toxicity happens”
He is not the only one raising red flags, but several psychological experts and even the PlayStation inventor – Ken Kutaragi too. He said, “You would rather be a polished avatar instead of your real self? That’s essentially no different from anonymous message board sites.”
It’s true that something that’s always perfect can be damaging for the person who steps out into the world after all the play. Having a VR headset hooked up all the time for most of the regular activities can impact regular social life.
Zuckerberg has recently shared a video on how his metaverse named Project Cambria will work, with the help of a specially made headgear. Though this is exciting, it’s harmful in the long run, warns experts.